* The Business of Software

A former community discussing the business of software, from the smallest shareware operation to Microsoft. A part of Joel on Software.

We're closed, folks!

Links:

» Business of Software FAQ
» The Business of Software Conference (held every fall, usually in Boston)
» Forum guidelines (Please read before posting!)

Moderators:

Andy Brice
Successful Software

Doug Nebeker ("Doug")

Jonathan Matthews
Creator of DeepTrawl, CloudTrawl, and LeapDoc

Nicholas Hebb
BreezeTree Software

Bob Walsh
host, Startup Success Podcast author of The Web Startup Success Guide and Micro-ISV: From Vision To Reality

Patrick McKenzie
Bingo Card Creator

 
RSS Feeds Creation Rudolf F. Vanek (7 comments)
The importance of having a partner for business venture. Crimson (17)
Help coping with block, please? Country (13)
Where would you suggest advertising a product for developers? J (14)
MCP Lybomir (3)
Has anybody successfully registered a trademark ? Stefan (5)
Open Document - Terms of Use, EULA, Your privacy? Berlin Brown (1)
Request for comments on a product idea. Paul Dix (19)
Need a Product Activation License mechanism Product Manager (28)
CC Payment for Hosted Services Efe Aras (5)
Employee in my team complaining to my partners Michael (30)
Web-based or client server based Donald Adams (11)
SMTP Components? Bart Park (12)
All Marketers Are Liars (Audio book for $10!) sedwo (2)
Volume Pricing Roger Jack (3)
Hiring a non-techie to do technical support? GinG (7)
How to get my first distributors for Shopping Cart system? Kristen (3)
Using Other Companies' Logos TrojanMan (10)
Inspired by Joel Joseph (25)
How best to price for a subscription based service? Pricing Guy (8)
Taking an NDA to a presentation? Anton (17)
My new release...path to greatness, or pit of despair? RoboDale (12)
Guru.com Vendor Profile Jeff Mastry (5)
Mobile devices: any MMISV (Mobile-MicroISV ;) ) here? elloco (12)
Life as a MicroISV, is it lonely? Potential MicroISV (13)
My biggest mistake... Andy Brice (22)
Law of Focus -- can you change your focus Lou Franco (11)
Which job would you take? (22)
Does cross-selling work? Caius (4)
The value of keeping your manual online Dennis Crane (2)
Licensing CMS Ben Jackson (1)
Burning out Unreasonable (19)
Contracting (UK): Sole Trader vs Ltd Company vs Umbrella Company redeye (9)
A company willing to license your product's source code john travis (11)
Yet another 'Hiring Developers' article. Dimitris Staikos (35)
How big is the market of EURO countries? Need your help (14)
Need an idea? Gavin Bowman (10)
About to venture into ISV territory with my first product Nathan Ridley (16)
Prospecting for business >->> (11)
exercise 7 day exit clause without problems? (14)
Interviewing potential buyers? Siki - Belgrade, Serbia (0)
For the MicroISVers who quit their day job... Workin' for The Man (10)
Starting a Forum Luke Miller (18)
Subscription or once-off fee? John Franks (4)
"Open-source shareware": My business model Kevin Walzer (19)
Equity and payment in a VC financed start-up NNL (3)
Windows Web Host Recommendations Looking for a webhost (8)
The FogCreek experiment Humbug (20)
developing a community Max Ischenko (8)
Done something thinking, here is my concept. Berlin Brown (9)
Do you have a question for Mena Trott (Typepad)? Bob Walsh (10)
Do you have a question for David Allen (GTD)? Bob Walsh (4)
Micro-ISV Tip #7: Getting Paid. Bob Walsh (4)
3 Remote Developers... how to synch Bryan H (6)
Interesting and Hard-to-Copy Technology Projects Eric Marthinsen (16)
Do I have to mail paper invoices to Europe? Dr. Datagram (30)
Your ISV: Dream job or just makin' a livin' lw (5)
Joining ASP(Association of Shareware Professionals) Need your help (5)
Canadian credit card processing services Colin Dellow (9)
Painless Software Schedules The Project Survivor (2)
*whew* Starting up a business is such hard work.  A question... Crimson (23)
$29, $29.95 or $30 Reasonable (12)
software training / demo videos Rudolph Mountebank III (3)
Anyone using Microsoft Sharepoint for customer support? Mitch & Murray (from Downtown) (2)
Help me choose my logo!!! Jose Barroso (17)
2 Things... Don Quixote?...I hope not. (6)
Virtual Study Group on Marketing Roger Jack (9)
Starting a micro-ISV in Australia? Bob Walsh (11)
Starting a micro-ISV in the U.K.? Bob Walsh (10)
How does Jeff Bezos do it? Crimson (13)
I need advice about royalties...equity share Donald Adams (39)
Advice needed - being taken to Small Claims Court (UK) redeye (43)
Wearer of Many "Hats" Needs Career Help... Soft Duck AKA Skeletor (4)
Small MS Access Projects For Pay? Eugene Gaysinskiy (14)
White Paper Publishing Rudolf F. Vanek (2)
Sales Lead Generation for a Software Start Up startup sales dept (3)
Client asked me to do something in 3 months but I can do it ... Cortez (31)
stock icons for applications Andy Brice (12)
Where can I find Software Sales Statistics? Jeffrey Lewis (6)
Protecting Fonts? Joseph (4)
Idea for component licensing scheme Philipp Schumann (17)
Just use another card.. how is this possible, in the US? Dan (25)
Interesting part on this company Global ISV (9)
Personal LDAP server service D.Rectree (4)
Most orders on Friday Michael D. (12)
Why read business blogs and which business blogs to read Alex Moskalyuk (13)
How To Get Newspaper Articles Written About You steve (9)
Strategy for Product release versions nj (7)
Telerik for Web UI He-Who-Must-Decide-SOON! (23)
Owners go crazy - why am I doing a .Net project Vian Andrews (33)
The other side of transparency:  Blog of the Titanic SomeIsVGuy (10)
Choose .net Domain when .com is taken? elloco (13)
B2B Marketing Advice Robert Lerner (7)
Help choosing a name redeye (27)
Microsoft .NET vs. LAMP for startups Lorenzo Bolognini (31)
Restaurant POS software in Toronto/Quebec? PV (4)
Google AdWords vs Yahoo Overture Andy Brice (10)
Spyware/Crapware Door To Door Cleanup Service Brandon Doyle (17)
Getting the money up-front Scott Medynski (15)
Parked domains with no site vs. product name plizzle (10)
Usenet as a barometer of a language's popularity Apollo (3)
Competitors comparison charts markee (10)
Open business development process Michael Johnson (4)
Who *is* this guy? sedwo (9)
How are they making money? NNL (4)
license question Poke (3)
Being asked for W9 form.. Burner (14)
Elevator Pitch Help II Edward Kepler (17)
Having a local phone number in different countries Caller (6)
Organizing Customer Support Luke Miller, ResCorSoft, Inc. (3)
Desperately seeking elevator pitch Harry McBaine (24)
The real money is in web applications? elloco (16)
Test marketing product ideas Jim Lamb (6)
MicroISV Question... SuperDuperMotivated-ISV (8)
Cost of developing a software game Skip Cole (13)
Micro-ISV Tip #6: Visual Integrity Bob Walsh (14)
Name copyright and Add-ins ThE (3)
Software Development Group Blog KC (3)
Alternatives to crippleware Reluctant crippleware maker (13)
Mac market for MicroISVs? elloco (25)
Registering product name as trademark Nickey (2)
Processes/methodologies for ISVs? Torsten (20)
Beta License Agreements? TrojanMan (2)
Pay per Use Licensing Product Manager (7)
A VC worth reading Bob Walsh (3)
What web-based software distribution tool is good? Richard Tibbetts (2)
Hiring interns? BitterGeek (14)
Referral fees? lw (4)
Shareit Vs Paypal Need your help (13)
Website to be reviewed? Dmitry Kuchin (12)
Component licensing strategy? Atul (3)
Shareware 'awards' Andy Brice (11)
Start Consulting Firm Tom Nguyen (20)
Business for Geeks JD (3)
What if your best isn't good enough? wondering (27)
finding an attorney dil.b.ert (10)
How many users scroll? MB (10)
Good email cum helpdesk cum bug tracking desktop software RT (8)
What software do you use for reading feeds? Rudolf F. Vanek (19)
PDF to Crystal GNU World Order (10)
"Buying a Micro ISV" - now it can be told Rednatsyb Derob (8)
Mozilla Corporation JD (4)
Micro-ISV Tip #4: Who are you? Bob Walsh (12)
Working from home overrated? Paul Dix (18)
Tracking Time for Hourly Billing Dave T (17)
Am I violating the EULA by developing an add-on product? Scott (13)
Small ISV tax write-offs? Sinisa Rakovic (1)
evaluating feedback dil.b.ert (8)
Ignoring customer emails Overactive spam blocker (18)
Angel Investment Termsheet for MicroISV Dharmesh Shah (2)
New Ubercode Trial Pack Bill Rayer (3)
Documentation Dead? Dave Shevitz (15)
CD printing Andy Brice (13)
Outsourcing customer support? elloco (7)
Software Design for Dummies Chaim Krause (11)
How to pay customers for referrals they bring? (12)
Software Marketing Micro Survey Jeff (1)
Tool for Web Stats DF (14)
Should customers who haven't purchased support be supported? RT (21)
Crazy support practices Previously Loyal Customer (15)
MicroISV Roll Call! Brandon Doyle (19)
Software documentation and training materials Benjamin (6)
Send2Fax service Colin Dellow (10)
Network admin career change for lifelong programmer? A proggie (9)
Where are archived articles? (5)
Functional Specification Kamen Lilov (5)
Documentation tools Donald Adams (7)
From Idea to Implementation to Sales Joshua Volz (4)
Creating commercial product from an internal product. Anonymous (7)
3 Predictions. Discuss. Today, I'm anonymous too. (3)
Best RSS Feed Creator? John (3)
Most successful ISV? wannabeISV (11)
Buying experience with Share-It. ian (6)
Powered by FogBugz